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International conference “Local policies for global schools”: 3-4 December, Trento

On 3rd and 4th December 2015, the international conference “Local Policies for global schools”, promoted by the Autonomous Province of Trento, the Training Center of International Cooperation and their 15 European partners, will take place in Trento (Italy).

The event will be mainly focusing on Global Citizenship Education (GCED), a concept that unfolds in the area where education and development policies intersect. In both fields, priorities are generally identified by national governments, that are responsible for setting the agenda and creating a vision. However, local authorities play an essential role, thanks to their smaller scale and proximity to citizens, and they can promote education as a driver for social, cultural, economic and environmental well-being too.

In the framework of EYD2015, December is the month dedicated to human rights and governance, which represents an opportunity to further discuss on the role of local authorities in this field. Considering this background, the 2-day conference will try to answer to the following questions: how can cities and regions concretely contribute to fostering new skills, mindsets, and values through education? How can they shape policies and contribute to the post-2015 agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)?

The event is intended for representatives from national and local authorities, teachers, civil society organisations practitioners, the academic community, and people engaged in topics such as education policies, curriculum planning, development education, sustainability, teacher training programmes, human rights etc.

Through plenary sessions and parallel workshops, participants will have the opportunity to familiarize with the concept of GCED and with existing policies, tools and documents developed at local, national and international level and identify local and national issues, needs, gaps and relevant entry points to mainstream GCED in education systems.

If interested in attending the conference, please fill in the registration form by 1st December

Useful links:

Agenda (EN)

Agenda (IT)

Programme of the conference (IT)

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